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PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. -- A 16-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to the foot while loading hunting gear into a vehicle Tuesday, Nov. 6, in rural Pequot Lakes.
GRAND FORKS -- Grand Forks police shot and killed a dog that attacked an officer who was trying to execute a search warrant Friday, Nov. 9, a news release said. The dog attacked an officer at 12:20 p.m. Friday as the Grand Forks Regional Narcotics Task Force attempted to enter the home at 321 N. Fourth St., according to a news release. Police said the dog was large and vicious, adding it bit the officer, the release said.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office continues to ask for the public’s assistance in the investigation of Terrence “Terry” Brisk’s death on Nov. 7, 2016. The sheriff’s office joined with the statewide nonprofit Crime Stoppers of Minnesota to invite the public to come forward easily and anonymously with any information about the case, a news release stated.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota DFL party chairman Ken Martin, after a successful 2018 campaign, announced Thursday, Nov. 8, that he will seek re-election to the post. His party won the governorship, two U.S. Senate seats, six of eight seats in the U.S. House, all state constitutional offices and took back the state House.
GRAND FORKS -- A Grand Forks man charged with stabbing another man Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 6, also told a police officer “I’ll kill your daughter,” court documents said. Dickie Lee Demery, 37, could spend up to five years behind bars if convicted. Demery allegedly stabbed a 65-year-old man in an apartment around 3 p.m. The man who was stabbed told police he didn’t know why Demery stabbed him, but said they knew each other, court documents said.
WILLMAR, Minn. – Kandiyohi County Attorney Shane Baker said he intends to file charges Thursday morning in the homicide of David Medellin Jr. of Willmar. Two suspects are in custody and being held on suspicion of second-degree murder and second-degree murder – liability for crimes of another.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Two Thief River Falls men face counterfeiting charges after police say they used fake $100 bills to get real money from a casino. Ricardo Martinez, 28, and Bobby Vinton Peralta, 42, had first appearances Monday in Pennington County District Court. Court documents detail how surveillance video at the Seven Clans Casino southeast of Thief River Falls caught the men trying to pass off three $100 bills to cashiers on or about Aug. 1.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — An autopsy has been ordered for the victim of a fatal pedestrian-train incident that happened in Moorhead on Monday, Nov. 5. A person was hit by a train about 4:28 p.m. on tracks near the intersection of 14th Street and Main Avenue. The train stopped after the incident and traffic in downtown Moorhead was affected for several hours.
FERTILE, Minn. -- A body of a man who had been hunting was found in a rural Fertile, Minn., field Tuesday night, a press release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. Timothy Leon Berhow, 66, of Grand Forks, N.D., was found just before 8:30 p.m. in a field where he had been hunting, the release said.
WANNASKA, Minn. -- A 19-year-old woman died after rolling her car Friday afternoon, a press release from the Roseau County Sheriff’s Office said. Leah Marie Vigum, of Twin Valley, Minn., was westbound on County Road 18 in Golden Valley Township, south of Wannaska, when her 1994 Pontiac Bonneville veered off the road and rolled just before 4:30 p.m., according to the release. Vigum was not wearing her seat belt and was thrown from the car, the release said.